Double homicide suspect from Laurel, MS arrested in Fremont hotel

On the morning of Nov. 14, police attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Ronald Buckley, 19.
On the morning of Nov. 14, police attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Ronald Buckley, 19.(Fremont Police Department)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 3:17 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 1:35 PM EST
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FREMONT, Ohio (WTVG) - The suspect of a double homicide who Fremont Police and partners were searching for was arrested in a Fremont hotel on Tuesday.

Fremont Police Department says Ronald Buckley, 19, was arrested on Nov. 22 at Double A Motel located at 919 E. State St. in Fremont. Buckley is currently being held in the Sandusky County Jail.

FPD says the Laurel Police Department will be working with FPD over the coming days to extradite Buckley back to Laurel, MS.

According to FPD, on the morning of Nov. 14, police attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Buckley who had warrants for first-degree murder, attempted murder and felonious assault. The warrants are related to an incident that occurred in Laurel, Mississippi on Oct. 24, 2022.

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-(Laurel Police Department)

13abc’s sister station WDAM reports Buckley was the suspect in a shooting that killed two people and injured a third. It happened in broad daylight outside a laundromat. Laurel Police identified the two who were killed as Mary Ann Collins,19, and Travion Barnett, 22, both of Laurel.

Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox told WDAM during a previous interview, “This was a targeted shooting,” and that, “We do not believe that this is anything random.” He went on to say officers received information that Buckley was no longer in the area of Laurel, Mississippi.

Fremont Police have not disclosed what may have led Buckley to Northwest Ohio.

According to FPD, due to the proximity of law enforcement operations to school buildings, Ross High School, Vanguard and Fremont Middle School were placed on temporary lockdown on Nov. 14, which was lifted later that day.

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